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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Captivity, Babylonian


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The 70 years of exile (606-536 B.C.) of the inhabitants of Judea in Babylonia. Three invasions of Judea by Nabuchodonosor are recorded (4Kings, 24,25; 2Par., 36). After each of these a large portion of the population of Jerusalem and of other Judean cities was carried away to the banks of the Euphrates. There the exiles seem to have enjoyed a considerable amount of liberty. They preserved their old clan relations (1 Esdras 2); had their own judges and magistrates (Jeremiah 29; Daniel 13); and some rose to positions of honor and responsibility (Daniel 1; Jeremiah 52; Esther 2). Cyrus gave permission for the exiles to return to Palestine to rebuild Jerusalem and the Temple, and a large number (42,360 Jews and 7,357 servants) availed themselves of it (1 Esdras 2). Other expeditions followed under Esdras and Nehemias (1 Esdras 7-10; 2 Esdras 1-13).


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Entry for 'Captivity, Babylonian'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ncd/c/captivity-babylonian.html. 1910.

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Friday, November 27th, 2020
the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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